Ayatul Kursi has a high importance and value among Quranic Ayaats. Therefore we are posting here Ayatul Kursi in English along with Arabic.
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Ayatul Kursi in English
Allahu laa ilaaha illaa huwal hayyul qoyyuum, laa ta’khudzuhuu sinatuw walaa naum. Lahuu maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ardli man dzal ladzii yasyfa’u ‘indahuu illaa biidznih, ya’lamu maa baina aidiihim wamaa kholfahum wa laa yuhiithuuna bisyai’im min ‘ilmihii illaa bimaa syaa’ wasi’a kursiyyuhus samaawaati wal ardlo walaa ya’uuduhuu hifdhuhumaa wahuwal ‘aliyyul ‘adhiim
Allah! There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him, the Ever-Living, All-Sustaining. Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who could possibly intercede with Him without His permission? He ˹fully˺ knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them, but no one can grasp any of His knowledge—except what He wills ˹to reveal˺. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of both does not tire Him. For He is the Most High, the Greatest.
Not many people know the virtues of reading Ayatul Kursi. This makes the awareness and interest in reading the Ayat Al Kursi quite low. Even though the this verse is known as a verse that has many features.
Among the letters or other prayers, Ayatul Kursi is rated as one of the prayers that has the highest degree. In the Quran, the verse is part of the 255th verse of Surah Albaqarah.
The Ayat Kursi has its place even though the entire verse of all the surahs in the Quran is noble. The virtue of reading this verse is closely related to getting protection from Allah SWT.
The Ayat as one of the prayers that has the highest degree contains the oneness of Allah SWT. And the absolute power of Allah. There are so many meanings contained in the Ayatal Kursi.
Reading this verse is believed to be able to influence the soul and faith of one’s life. The verse was revealed one night after the Hijrah event in Medina.
When it was revealed, thousands of angels accompanied with angel Gabriel. Because of the glory and greatness of the word of Allah SWT. When the Ayatul Kursi was revealed. Muhammad ibn Al-Hanafiyah narrated that all the idols on earth fell. The crowns of the nobles fell on each other, the rulers dropped their faces to the ground. The devils ran, and the angels prostrated.
Although it can be read at any time. However, there are three main times that are highly recommended to read this verse according to the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad. Every morning and evening, after the five daily prayers, and before going to bed the three main times are highly recommended.
The Importance of Ayatul Kursi
As a Muslim, we should recite dhikr and pray only to Allah SWT. The priority of reading and practicing the Ayatal Kursi is extraordinary. Starting from the position of this verse as the leader of the verses of the Quran. As the greatest verse, to get the reward of heaven, the reward of martyrdom, seek protection, to sustenance. Here are the priorities of reading this verse in life.
The Greatest Verse in the Quran
In accordance with the words of the Prophet SAW:-
On the authority of Ubai, Ibn Kaab that the Prophet, may God peace be upon him, asked him which verse in the Book of Allah is greatest. He said: God and His Messenger know best. He repeated it repeatedly. Then he said: Ayat al-Kursi. (And it was narrated by Muslim.
Muslims will get tremendous benefits by reading and practicing this Ayat. Because it contains the most glorious name of Allah, namely in the Alhayyu and Alqayyum temples. The Ayatul Kursi is called the most glorious verse and becomes the king of several verses in the Quran.
Open the Door of Wisdom and Sustenance
Muslims who read the Quran will be guaranteed sustenance by Allah SWT. Then Allah will open the door of wisdom for anyone who reads the Ayat Al-Kursi 18 times a day.
In addition, whoever reads it will be raised in rank and made easy for his sustenance by Allah in this world and the hereafter. By reading this verse 18 times a day. Allah will give you a great influence so that people will always respect you. Allah will also protect that person from all the calamities that will befall him on that day.
Most Blessed Verse
By reading and practicing the Ayatul Kursi, Muslims will be blessed. And kept away from trouble, removed from disaster, and sadness quickly.
In accordance with the words of the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Imam Abu Hamid bin Muhammad Al-Ghozali which means:
The verse Kursi is a blessed verse. Nothing opens up difficulties, removes disaster and removes sadness faster than the Ayat Kursi.” (Narrated by Imam Abu Hamid Bin Muhammad Al-Gozhali).
Ayat Kursi as the Head of the Quran
The priority of the Ayat al-kursi is as the most superior, most, highest, and chief letter of the verses of the Quran. By reading and practicing this Ayat, Allah SWT will protect Muslims from satanic interference.
As the Prophet SAW said:
“Everything must be superior and higher. Indeed, the superior and higher of the Quran is Surat Al-Baqarah. And in Surat Al-Baqarah there is a verse that is the Head of the Verses of the Quran, it is Ayat kursi
Verse for All Difficulties
For Muslims who never stop dhikr of Ayatal Kursi will get many victories and the doors of ease will be opened. Allah will make everything easy for him to make things easier for him.
According to the words of the Prophet SAW:
“Whoever learns Ayat Kursi and knows his rights, Allah will open 8 doors of heaven for him, whichever door is welcome.”
As a Help for Muslims
The virtue of this verse is as a help for Muslims. Allah SWT will bring help to someone who is in trouble. By practicing or reading the verse kursi after the obligatory prayers or sunnah prayers. Then all difficulties will disappear. Allah will also protect and free them from all unwanted things by reciting this verse.
As the Prophet SAW said:
When you go to bed (at night) then read the Ayat Kursi surely Allah SWT will always take care of you. And the devil will not approach you until morning.” (HR. Bukhari).
Facilitate Sakaratul Maut
Allah SWT will bring something desired and previously non-existent into existence by practicing the verse Kursi. For Muslims who read this verse, Allah will make it easy for their death.
There is Izmul Azham
The Ayatal Kursi as the greatest verse in the Quran contains izmul azham. When you practice it, God will answer all the prayers asked. In fulfilling other needs and desires, the verse of the chair becomes the most powerful weapon without equal.
Another virtue of the Ayatul Kursi is to remove all evils. Allah will send the angels to record all forms of goodness and remove all the evils of Muslims who practice the verse of the chair.
Reward of Martyrdom
According to the words of the Prophet SAW:-
“Whoever recites the Ayatal Kursi and arranges every prayer, he will be the one who takes his soul with majesty and honor, and it will be as if he fought on behalf of Allah’s prophets and messengers until he was martyred. (HR Hakim)
Muslims who routinely read and practice the verses Kursi after the obligatory prayers will get the reward of martyrdom.
Getting smoothness in the case of getting a mate for those who are not married is one of the virtues of the Ayatul Kursi. Allah will make it easy for them to get a good and pious partner because they read and practice the verse Kursi.
For people who routinely read the Ayat Al Kursi on a regular basis. Then Allah will bring the privilege or virtue of the verse Kursi as a remover of disbelief. By reading the Ayat Kursi, Allah will always eliminate all disbelief that is in sight.
Dear readers that’s an explanation of reading the Ayatul Kursi and its importance in life. For those of you who want to deepen their knowledge of Islam.